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India rejects Pak view on violation of Indus Waters Treaty
India on Friday said that it has always strictly adhered to the provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty, 1960, and rejected the Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson's remarks on the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee report titled ANI

Foreign Secretary Rao reviews Libya situation with MEA officials
Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao on Friday met with senior Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) officials to review the developing situation in Libya and the efforts underway to facilitate the assisted departure (evacuation) of Indian nationals. ANI

India, Uruguay sign MOU for cooperation in renewable energy
Union Minister for New and Renewable Dr. Farooq Abdullah signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with his Uruguayan counterpart Roberto Kreimerman here on Friday for cooperation in renewable energy. ANI

Libyan Embassy in Delhi sympathizes anti-government protests
The Libyan Embassy in New Delhi has sympathized with the families of the people, who have lost their lives during protests against the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. ANI

Exhibition train to go on cultural exchange programme to Bangladesh
Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said that "Sanskriti Express", a special exhibition train to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore is set to go on a cultural exchange programme to Bangladesh on an invitation by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. ANI

Karnataka Govt. to challenge Krishna tribunal order in Supreme Court
Karnataka Government has decided to challenge the verdict of the Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal on the division of surplus water from the Krishna River in the Supreme Court of India. ANI

Jayalalithaa disappointed with Rail Budget
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo J Jayalalithaa has said that Tamil Nadu has gained little from the Rail Budget, as Mamata Banerjee has announced major projects for Nandigram and Singur, where she had launched a successful political battle some years ago. ANI

BASIC countries to meet in Delhi to discuss climate change
Environment Ministers from BASIC countries - Brazil, South Africa, India and China - will meet here on Saturday to assess the post Cancun climate change policy and actions at the global and national level and discuss coordination going forward. ANI

Chidambaram assures to look into police excesses committed during BJP rally
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday assured the agitating members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that he would look into any police excesses committed during a BJP rally here. ANI

Gujarat court to pronounce verdict on Godhra accused on March 1
The verdict on the quantum of punishment for the 31 accused in the Godhra train burning case has been postponed till March 1, by a special court in Ahmedabad. ANI

Uproar in Parliament over tax evader Hassan Ali
A heated argument between Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and the other members of the Lok Sabha erupted today in the Lok Sabha over the issue of black money stashed in forign bank accounts and the alleged tax evader Hassan Ali. ANI

New trains to honour Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda
To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Guru Rabindranath Tagore, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee today announced the introduction of Kavi Guru Express Trains to pay homage to the great poet. ANI

Fund to be created to implement socially desirable projects in 12th plan
Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that out of 114 socially desirable new lines, updation of surveys for 94 lines will be completed by March 2011 and the remaining by December 2011. ANI

All India security helpline to become operational
Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that an all India security helpline on a single number has been set up to facilitate railway passenger security and is likely to become operational this year. ANI

Railway earnings set to exceed one lakh crore, claims Mamata
Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that Railways' earnings are set to exceed the Rs one lakh crore mark. ANI

PM lauds Mamata, says 'Rail Budget' a common man's budget
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, terming the Railway Budget 2011-2012 to be a common man's budget, on Friday said no increase in freight rates and passenger fares would reduce inflation. ANI

No increase in Railway passenger fares: Mamata
Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced that there will be no increase in passenger fairs and that the physically challenged people can enjoy concession in Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains. ANI

India's cumulative export growth in April- Dec stands at 29.5 per cent
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday tabled Economic survey 2010-11 in Lok Sabha, and said India's cumulative export growth in April- Dec 2010 stands at 29.5 per cent with exports reaching US $ 164.7 billion during the period. ANI

Indian citizens will not have to pay for evacuation from Libya
The Ministry of External Affairs stated here today that 'no payment will be levied by the government for the evacuation of Indian nationals from Libya" ANI

Railways planning to invest Rs 57630 crore in 2011-12
Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, while presenting the Rail Budget 2011-12 in the Parliament, on Friday said the railways is planning to invest Rs 57630 crore in the 2011-12 fiscal. ANI

Women over 58 yrs now eligible for railway concession
Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced that the railways will give concession to women over 58 years. ANI

Industrial output grows by 8.6 percent
The Economic Survey 2010-11, presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Parliament today, states that the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) based cumulative industrial output growth during April-December 2010 was 8.6 per cent being at a par with the growth rate of the corresponding months of the previous year. ANI

70 percent city governments in China fail administrative transparency evaluation
Seventy percent of 43 selected city governments of China failed to pass an administrative transparency evaluation, according to a blue book report. ANI

Highlights of Railway budget 2011-12 (Part-II)
Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday presented the railway budget in the Parliament. ANI

Need for better implementation of unemployment, poverty schemes to ensure benefits: FM
The Economic Survey tabled by the Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Lok Sabha today states that there is a need for better convergence of schemes related to unemployment and poverty alleviation, to avoid duplication and leakages and to ensure that the fruits of the schemes reach the targeted beneficiaries. ANI

Sharp rise in food prices cause of concern: Mukherjee
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said that a sharp price in food price inflation has been a major cause of concern of economy during 2010-11 ANI

Mukherjee underlines need to monitor emerging trends in inflation
Recognizing the fact that inflation continues to be high even though it has come down markedly from where it was at the start of the fiscal year, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today underlined the need to monitor emerging trends in inflation on a sequential monthly basis. ANI

Highlights of Railway budget 2011-12
Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday presented the railway budget in the Parliament. ANI

CBI questions Arun Shourie in 2G Spectrum scam
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today questioned former Telecom Minister Arun Shourie as part of its ongoing 2G Spectrum scam probe to find out possible criminal aspects and irregularities in the telecom policy since 2001. ANI

Will continue good work in Malkangiri, says released Collector
Malkangiri Collector R Vineel Krishna, who was released by the Maoists after nine days, said that he will continue to do the good work in the area. ANI

Rajasthan health department to probe death of 13 pregnant women
Rajasthan's medical and health department has launched a probe into the deaths of atleast 13 pregnant women after they were allegedly administered contaminated Intravenous (IV) fluid. ANI

Godhra case: Court to decide quantum of sentence today
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 A special court in Ahmedabad is slated to pronounce the quantum of punishment for the 31 convicts in the 2002 Godhra train burning case today. ANI

Rail Budget to be presented in Lok Sabha today
The Rail Budget for the year 2011-12 will be presented in the Lok Sabha today. ANI

Omar Abdullah condoles death of Amar Chitra Katha creator 'Uncle Pai'
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has condoled the death of Anant Pai, popularly known as 'Uncle Pai', who passed away in Mumbai on Thursday. ANI

India Embraces International Teams Non-India Matches in the World Cup deliver Solid TV Ratings
-- First 4 non-India matches rate 2.23 TVR in top 6 Metros -- Netherland – England encounter gets a peak rating of 8.87 TVR -- Tournament is averaging 4.2 TVR in top 6 metros till the 5th match The ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 has taken the cricket lovers of India by storm. Not only has the first game featuring India been highly watched, with a rating of 10 Business Wire India

Juniper Networks Introduces QFABRIC™: The Foundation of Data Centers for the Next Decade
Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) today unveiled QFabric, the world’s first true data center fabric. An outcome of “Project Stratus,” Juniper’s multiyear data center network research and development initiative, QFabric delivers quantum leap improvements in data center performance, operating cost and business agility, from the enterprise to the large scale cloud provider Business Wire India

LG' IPS LCD Captures Wins, Losses and Celebrations of ICC World Cup 2011
The ICC World Cup, 2011, has just started, but not without giving fans all over the world a long treat with the greatest sporting action, a continuous adrenaline rush and memories to last forever Business Wire India

Sri Sai Ram Engineering College Emerged First Amongst South Indian Collegesfor Design and Fabrication of All Terrain Vehicle
Sri Sai Ram Engineering College team emerged first amongst the South Indian college teams in an all India level technical competition – SAE INDIA BAJA 2011 – for designing and fabricating All Terrain Vehicle. This competition organised by Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) recently at Pithambur, Indore, Madhya Pradesh Business Wire India

“Rotary Stands Out as an Organisation Promoting International Understanding and Contributing to the Welfare of the Humankind”
“In the long history of 106 years of existence, the Rotary International has contributed a lot to the welfare of the people around the globe and noteworthy is its efforts towards polio eradication Business Wire India

ISLE to Organize International Light Fair in Chennai from 4 to 7 March 2011 Supported by TNEB, SIDCO, MSME, TEEMA and others
Supported by government agencies like TNEB (Tamil Nadu Electricity Board), TEDA (Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency), Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Industries, NSIC, and others, the Chennai centre of Indian Society of Lighting Engineers (ISLE) is organizing biggest ever Light Fair titled Light India International 2011 at Chennai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam, from 4 to 7 March 2011 Business Wire India

element14 and Littelfuse Expand their Regional Distribution Agreement
element14, the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, has expanded its partnership with Littelfuse, the world’s leading manufacturer for high performance circuit protection devices Business Wire India

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